The Jade Regent
The Jade Regent transitioned into OUT OF THE ABYSS
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
When a decades-old secret is exposed, an unassuming local tavern-owner and a close friend of group of eccentric heroes discovers her birthright is to rule one of the ancient Dragon Empires of Tian Xia—the empire of Minkai. Yet the current ruler of this empire, the mysterious and increasingly cruel Jade Regent, has no intention of giving up his hold over the throne. In order to save Minkai from a would-be tyrant, the Companions must not only escort their friend from Thesk to Tian Xia, braving the frozen horrors of the Crown of the World, but must aid her in gaining the trust and support of a nation on the edge of anarchy.
This is the tale of a group of eccentric heroes, who set off on a journey that sends them on a sweeping quest from The Unapproachable East along the Golden Way, across the ice fields of the crown of the world, to the lands of the Far East of Tian Xia (Known to the westerners as “Karu-Tur”), the land of the Dragon Empires. For although they had their own hopes, plans, dreams and expectations, their destiny deemed they walk another path… one that pits them against powerful foes, fearsome obstacles, untold mysteries, unknown histories and, a choice that will seal the fate of but one friend, yet through her, the fate of nations.
The Tale culminated with the party overthrowing the Jade Regent and his army, placing the rightful heir Ameiko on the throne, and many of the PC’s took their place as Governors of cities throughout the country of Menkai, serving the new Empress. After a couple years the tale is loosely tied into a new event transpiring in the Underdark far to the west that will have dire consequences in determining the fate of Empress Ameiko reign, and in fact, the survival of the country of Menkai and its people…